negative number


Also found in: Wikipedia.

negative number

[¦neg·əd·iv ′nəm·bər]
(mathematics)
A real number that is less than 0.
References in periodicals archive ?
3, with Everton's Jordan Pickford the only other player not to have a negative number having conceded exactly the expected amount he should have.
If the discriminant is less than zero, the quadratic equation will have no real solution but two complex solutions because the square root of a negative number has no real solutions.
Trade In - Please list the trade in value for each defibrillator set in the corresponding e-bid line item, please enter the amount of the credit as a negative number.
It's still a negative number, but the response in stocks was not as negative as one would anticipate.
As they walk unnoticed through the halls of your small business, they're doing a negative number on your bottom line.
The negative number means most households surveyed were pessimistic.
The budget deficit is a negative number because expenditure always exceeds revenue in Pakistan.
In mathematics, the absolute value of a negative number is always positive, but when it comes to customer satisfaction, a negative review is, well, just that.
When subtracting a negative number, such as in the problem 4-(-7), students were able to explain that they had to "turn twice.
The balance figure of -26% was the first negative number since April last year and the weakest since 2008.
Traditionally, if using a tax credit would make the taxpayer's tax bill a negative number, the taxpayer simply got out of paying taxes, or possibly could apply the amount to the next year's tax bill.
In the case of government savings, a negative number means that spending is exceeding revenues.